We are opening our doors as part of Lambeth Open again this year- hope to see you.

Yay! We are opening our doors wide and celebrating being open again. Come and join us on Sunday 4 July, 12-4pm for an afternoon of monoprinting workshops. Meet our members and find out more about the studio, our courses and how to become a member.

Our Artists's Talks from last year onwards are now available to view online: Artists' Talks.

In response to government advice last night on larger social gatherings we have postponed our exhibitions until further notice. Both Sarah's exhibition Land and Sea and James Anderson's The Road Not Taken will be programmed later in the year.

We have also decided to cancel our courses until further notice. We really hope you will keep an eye on our website where we will keep you up to date with our plans, and where we will post articles about our artists and what they are doing. And, as soon as we can, we hope to see you at the studio again.

If in self isolation- I hope you can do some drawing to pass the time!

Some images of work from our Monotype with Plants and Stencils course last Sunday. Starting with a rolled surface, participants laid plant material over the ink before printing on the etching press. Peeling the plants off, a ghost of the plant is revealed on the ink, which can be printed again, then additional paper stencils and other plants introduced. Some images are the second printing or ghost image- the ink becomes pale and light in tone in these prints. Stencils were cut from paper, card and plastic- anything that can pass through the press can be used really. Every print is unique, but they link, because the same motifs are used again. These lovely prints by Tracey Brown show the effects of printing, overprinting and offsetting the ink onto another surface .


Here’s wishing you a year of health, happiness and brimming creativity. As we ease into 2020, some of the first courses of the year focus on Monotype, an accessible, creative way back into your printmaking year.

Trace Monotype Taster
Saturday 25 January, 1.30- 4.30pm
Tutor: Michelle Avison

Painterly Monotype Taster
Sunday 1 March 2020, 11.00-4.00pm
Tutor: Eleanor Watson

A complete list of courses for the New Year can be found here.

Read our first NEWSLETTER of the New Year:

Lena Augustinson gave us a brief but very enthusiastic mention on Robert Elm's Radio London programme recently, which was focused on our community here in Stockwell

You can hear the SLAUGHTERHAUS clip below...

...or you can listen to the whole show here: The Robert Elms Show on Radio London

A selction of photos from our 8th Annual Studio Exhibition this weekend. Thanks to everyone for coming.

Buy a raffle ticket at our Annual Studio Exhibition and you may win this Linocut, Faith I, by Michelle Avison. Second prize is a 25% discount on a studio course. Tickets are £5, available to buy here or at the weekend.

Exhibition, starts Friday 29 June 2018. Private View Thursday 28 June, 7.00-9.00pm

Friday 25 & Saturday 26 May 2018

SLAUGHTERHAUS is taking to the road and visiting Norwich to take part in Turn the Page, an Artists Book Fair at The Forum, Norwich. Come and see us if you are in town (Norwich town that is!). Studio members Lucy Annan, Michelle Avison, Grania Hayes, Jane Joseph, Sophie Le Bourva, SooMin Leong, Saori Parry, Sarah Praill and Rob White have turned prints or similar into a myriad of 'books' featuring burnt paper, folded paper, printed paper. , stitching, folding- you name it, we have tried it.

A great evening in the sun last Friday at the Private View of Lee Johnson's exhibition. Thanks to everyone for coming

Friday 27 April, 7.00pm

Join us to hear Lee discuss the work in his exhibition, Exhibition: The Other Side of Paradise and to join in with a discussion about storytelling and myth.

Studio member Sarah Praill will join us for Sunday's Courses course to show some of the techniques she uses in her work with soluble materials. Promises to be a great class

We are really pleased to welcome Rob White back into the studio, teaching four specialist classes from April. Ever struggled to get the results you want from your etching plates? Printed your plates, and been disappointed in how they look, and given up on them? Try our short specialist classes in which Rob will share some of the tricks of the trade from his 15 year experience as an editioning printmaker, printing for Damien Hirst, Stephen Conroy and other major artists. See Secrets of the Print Studio: Intaglio Printing -Etching for more information.




Virginia studied at Chelsea School of Art in the 50's, where she made her first stone lithographs. In 2010 she returned to lithography at SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Studio.

You can see more of Virginia's work on her web site:



Turn the Page

We are pleased to announce that we will be at Turn the Page in Norwich on 25 & 26 May 2018. We have started work on some new Artists' Books- a great challenge! Hope to see you there.

Thanks to everyone who came to our Winter Sale. Work will still be available to buy in the studio up to Christmas- get in touch if you would like to come and have a look. We are also continuing our raffle until Thursday 21 December, for a chance to win the following prizes:

First Prize:

1 x Printmaking Taster Class in 2018

2nd Prize: A Secret Print and 30% off a Printmaking Class

3rd Prize: A Secret Print and 10% off a Printmaking Class

Click here to buy a raffle ticket.

Tristram Powell with Tanya Harrod

We had another full house for our latest film night, The Way We Saw Ourselves. Hosted by Tristram Powell and his guest, Tanya Harrod, we were introduced (or in some cases reminded), of some of the great British documentary films or the 1930s and 40s. The technical and artistic skills of the filmmakers have left a legacy that is as watchable now as when they were made despite the underlying propaganda message which can seem a bit obvious and sometime comical to the 21st century viewer.

We hope to repeat this event in the spring for anyone who missed it the first time round so keep and eye on the events page and make sure you're signed up for our newsletter.

Saturday 18 November, 10-5pm

Tutor: Soomin Leong

Cost: £70.

If you did our course at the studio in Japanese Printing, have been trying out the technique at home, or have done a class elsewhere but would like more time to perfect your inking and printing techniques- we have a course on Saturday 18 November that will be just right>

Making the work in response to the space for an exhibition at Holborn Library which starts tonight. Staff from the Art and Design department at Morley College take over the basement and library for two weeks. See

Images from our Annual Studio Exhibition last weekend. The exhibition continues until Friday 27 October, Thursday & Friday 10:00- 16:00.

Studio Member Rose Electra Harris explains chine collee technique to visitors at our Annual Studio Exhibition on Saturday.

Otto Willberg will play at our Opening Party on Saturday 7 October 2017

The seemingly disparate fragments of Otto's improvised language activates a poetic interference that cuts across established boundaries of musicality.

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 October 2017, 10.00- 6.00pm as part of Lambeth Open

Opening Party: Saturday 7 October 2017

Exhibition continues to Friday 27 October, Thursday & Friday 10.00- 4.00pm and other times by arrangement.

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Anthony Stern
Anthony Stern
Thanks to Anthony Stern for coming along to SLAUGHTERHAUS last night and showing his incredible film, Get all that Ant?, which was the first time this version had been screened.

I am really pleased to have met Rob White earlier this year, who is a fantastically experienced editioning printmaker and artist. He and I have been planning some courses at the studio in July and August. Rob has a lot of experience in etching, monoprint and relief processes and the courses are designed to facilitate artists and printmakers through ways of making better images, and more interesting prints. By looking at colour, at inking, and combined techniques, the courses promise an opportunity to artists and printmakers alike to enjoy an experimental and exploratory time in the studio.

More information Courses.

SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Studio is excited to announce the screening of Anthony Stern's Get All That, Ant? First shown at the Cambridge Film Festival last October, this revised version will contain additional footage that has never been seen before. A school friend of Syd Barrett, Stern was at the epicentre of psychedelic culture as it unfolded, and as well as The Pink Floyd, filmed other bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors at the Roundhouse, Donovan, The Beach Boys etc. Along with other footage of social scenes, including the birth of his son, Cumbernauld New Town and London streets, he uses the inherent nuances of the Bolex cine camera to document the 1960's, and partners those nuances with the music of the era to form literally an 'interstellar overdrive' of jump-cut montage.

A rare treat for serious filmmakers and musicians alike, this screening is simply not to be missed.

What a fantastic night last night- big thanks to Rose Wilton for her insight into how she doorstepped the stars and captured such telling interviews, to Charles Chabot, for the decisive, witty edit of the six original programmes to give us such a great insight into them, and to Tristram Powell for his elegant and careful questions.

Join us for our next film night on Wednesday 5 July, when we are looking forward to the first London screening of Get All That, Ant? Andrew Mason and Sophia Satchell Baeza will lead a panel discussion, and we are privileged to also welcome Anthony Stern to the studio.

10% Course Discounts on all courses booked before the end of May.


Sunday 4 June, 11- 4pm

Japanese Woodcut: Oil & Water

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June, 10-4pm

Two Colour Linocut

Sunday 2 July, 11- 4pm

Colour Relief Printing

Mon 3, 10, 17 July, 10-4pm

Explore Ideas through Colour Etching & Monotype

Sunday 30 July, 6 & 8 August, 10-4pm

Ideas Development for Artists & Printmakers

Monday 8 - Thursday 11 August, 10-4pm

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book

Walking to Herne Hill
Walking to Herne Hill

An exhibition of work by Liz Bennett

Exhibition dates: Saturday 3 June – Sunday 9 July 2017

Private View: Saturday 3 June 2017, 5.30- 8.30pm

We hope you can join us for the Private View of studio artist LIz Bennett's exhibition, London: Places & Spaces on Saturday 3 June 2017, 5.30- 8.30pm

One for the diary... On the 7th June our next Film Night will feature Rosemary Wilton and Charles Chabot, the makers of the unsurpassed BBC series, The RKO Story. They will show excerpts and reveal how the films were made.

See more detail here.

Walking to Herne Hill
Walking to Herne Hill

Save the date for the Private View at SLAUGHTERHAUS: Saturday 3 June 2017, 5.30- 8.00pm

Walking to Herne Hill, Linocut, Liz Bennett

We are looking forward to studio member Liz Bennett's exhibition of linocuts in June. Liz has lived and worked in London all her life, and the prints celebrate familiar South London streets, favourite corners of buildings and museums, and the changing Thames skyline. Liz's most recent work explores the shapes and mysterious presence of the 'dolphins' on the River Thames, the moorings and inlets of the river where boats are held. The prints discover extremes of light and dark through the use of various textured marks and cutting techniques. The Dolphin and Moorings series' include unique hand coloured elements making each print completely different.

Michael Palin
Michael Palin (Photo: Trevor Green)

We were pleased to show the art documentary films of Michael Palin at our latest Film Night, and it was great to have Michael talking us through the work and his love of art. The evening was hosted by Tristram Powell, who edited the films with Trevor Green to show us key interviews and moments from them. Interspersed between the four films, Michael and Tristram answered questions, and Michael talked very openly about the process of researching and making the films, and how the artists had been chosen for the features. In particular, the films about Hammershoi and Andrew Wyeth led to an interesting discussion about the meaning in the sometimes strange paintings, and how artists use their immediate surroundings and experience to make work.

Michael Pallin
Michael with Tristram

Michael Palin will join Tristram Powell for our next film night on Thursday 16th February at 7pm. Tickets are available now.

More Details and tickets...

Invite to Talk

The Stone Space

6 Church Lane

100 meters from Leytonstone underground station on the Central Line

Thursdays and Fridays 2-6pm
Saturdays 12-5pm
Sundays 12-4pm

Michelle Avison and Claire Willberg will discuss the exhibition in an informal conversation with artist Annette Robinson

Re-pull, the work of two studio artists, Michelle Avison and Claire Willberg, opened this week, and continues until Sunday 27 November. Claire and Michelle are in conversation with artist Annette Robinson on Sunday 13 November at The Stone Space, 3-4pm.

Join us at The Dulwich Picture Gallery Xmas Bazaar next Saturday 12 November, 10-5pm. We will be selling lino cuts, drypoints, etchings, monotypes and other small prints and hand made cards by artists Liz Bennett, Christine Bibby, Vivien Peacock, Virginia Powell, Michelle Avison and Emma Wharton.
Sophie Le Bourva: Dordogne

Studio artist will be showing some of their work at this years Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Check out the details in Events.

Tristram Powell with Martin Gayford

Our third Film Night was a great success with a capacity audience turning out to watch Lust for Life; Hollywood's 'worthy' biopic on the turbulent life of Vincent Van Gogh. The evening was presented by film director Tristram Powell along with his guest speaker Martin Gayford, art historian and writer of The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles.







Our 6th Studio Exhibition starts this weekend. Part of Lambeth Open studios- there are other artists close by that you can also visit. I recommend going to see the work of stained glass artist Anna Sklovsky at 26 Stockwell Park Crescent, SW9- after you have been to us of course!

Artists showing this year include Lucy Annan, James Anderson, Michelle Avison, Liz Bennett, Inma Berrocal, Christine Bibby, Simon Burder, Trevor Green, Dee Harding, Grania Hayes, Sophie Herxheimer, Lee Johnson, Sophie Le Bourva, Alex Le Fevre, Emmanuelle Loiselle, Jane Millar, Saori Parry, Sarah Praill, Virginia Powell, Tristram Powell, Jane Skead, Peter Smith, Philip Solly, Matt Young and Claire Willberg.

Time for our Annual Studio Exhibition. We will be showing work by studio and invited printmakers in South London. Let's hope the weather holds out for the first weekend in October, and that you can join us on Saturday, Sunday, or for drinks and sausages on Saturday night.

If you haven't seen the latest newsletter from Michelle in Scotland you can view it here.

Paul Hills (left) with Tristram Powell
Paul Hills (left) with Tristram Powell

There was a good turnout at Slaughterhaus last night for our second Film Night with Tristram Powell. The work of the often overlooked artist and poet David Jones was the theme of the night with an introduction to his work presented by Paul Hills, Emeritus Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art and co-author of The Art of David Jones - Vision and Memory. Paul selected the work and wrote the catalogue for Jones' 1981 exhibition at the Tate and more recently curated the groundbreaking exhibition at Pallant House, Chichester, so his enlightening and heartfelt presentation was the perfect introduction to Tristram Powell's filmed interview with Jones in his studio in 1965. Powell's film was intense and moving. It felt like being a privileged viewer to a very private conversation and Tristram's talk afterwards added to the sense that the evening had been something very special.




I have been asked to advise on the setting up of a new print studio in Tunbridge Wells, as part of an exciting development of the Museum and Library. If you have any printmaking connections in the Tunbridge Wells area, please ask them to get in touch with me, as I hope to talk to as many people as possible to understand what local artists want in the new facility. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can find our pages dedicated to this project here: Tunbridge Wells Consultancy


Drawing on the litho stone
Mary and Emma shared a litho stone, and interestingly,
both drew birds!

The One Day Introduction to Stone Litho last Saturday went really well. Four students, three stones- amazingly all printed in a day. Sort of aerobics and printing all rolled into one! Due to lots of interest, we are doing a second course on Saturday 21 May, so if you are interested in the process and couldn't make the first class, please get in touch. We are also planning more short courses around lithography later in the year - look out for news of those here.

Some feedback and images from the day:

"Just fabulous. What a lot (more) to learn. Now I know enough to need to know more."
Lee Johnson

"A fantastic introduction to stone lithography- great fun and realy informative. I will definitely be back for a follow up course!"
Mary Collett

"Perfect balance of no pressure introduction to the litho technique and something to take home with me! Thank you Michelle. Also, lots of transferable information to think differently about other printmaking techniques."
Emma Wharton



1st roll up
Emma and Mary working on their stone.
1st roll up with non-drying black
Litho stone grinding
Lee and Jane grinding in the rain!
Luigi & Virginia
Luigi & Virginia

Food featured heavily in the images, as at the first Private View, thanks to Luigi (Di Lieto's) who very kindly donated lovely anti-pasti for our opening night, and at our closing tea party. The exhibition was a fantastic success, with sales of over 20 prints. Thank you to everyone who came.

Private View Virginia's exhibition
















Sugar Lift, Coarse Aquatint, Enrique Santiago
Sugar Lift, Coarse Aquatint, Enrique Santiago, Taster Course 12 June 2016
Stone Litho, Caroline Brooke- Johnson
Stone Litho, Caroline Brooke- Johnson
Sugar Lift, Laurissa Jones
Sugar Lift, Laurissa Jones
Sugar Lift, Coarse Aquatint, Enrique Santiago
Sugar Lift, Coarse Aquatint, Enrique Santiago


There has been some great work made on our weekend Taster Classes over the last couple of months. We have continued to work in etching and on the last two weekends have explored Sugar Lift and Aquatint, with very free and painterly results and on the One Day Intro to Lithography, some more great work was made, which is a real achievement as it is a complex process. Working in pairs really helped on these two days I think- helping each other remember what they were doing.


Tristram Powell and William Feaver
Bill (right), shows Tristram an original work from the Art Club

Our first film night featured a showing of a short film made by Tristram Powell in 1972 about the Ashington Miners Art Club which was followed by a discussion between Tristram and William Feaver, who was also involved in the making of the film. Feaver, senior art critic at the Observer for many years, also wrote a book on the subject called The Pitmen Painters which inspired Lee Hall's play of the same name.

There was a full studio and great atmosphere for this unique event. We hope to have more in the future.


Stone Litho
Virginia Powell

Important Places

Friday 11 March - Sunday 24 April 2016

Exhibition open: Thursday & Friday10.00- 4.00pm. Other times by arrangement.

Private View Thursday 10 March 2016 6.30- 8.30pm

Closing Party Sunday 24 April 3.00- 6.00pm

We are getting ready for our next exhibition at the studio, Important Places, an exhibition of work by Virginia Powell.


Wood Engraving
Peter Smith with his engraving tools
Wood Engraving
Wood Engraving

Saturday saw the final session in our two part course on the techniques of wood engraving run but master engraver Peter Smith. The course was fully attended and some great work was produced. We are now hoping to have a followup course sometime later in the year.

"It's a highly skilled and very delicate process", said student Christine Bibby, "but really rewarding, and, thanks to Peter, we all ended up achieving more than we expected. It's something I will definitely continue."

"... two fab Saturdays. What lovely people."
Peter Smith




I will be talking about my work with artists Sheila Vollmer and Tim Cousins this Friday 26 February at 5.30pm. At APT studios in Deptford- if you live that way it would be great to see you.
Wood Engraving
Wood Engraving

Really pleased that Peter will be teaching Wood Engraving at the studio on 20 & 27 February. More information here.

Jose at SLAUGHTERHAUS Winter Print Sale
Jose at the studio on Sunday

A good weekend

A big thank you to everybody who made it to our Winter Print sale last weekend. We hope that the mulled wine and mince pies were a good reward for travelling in that rain! We sold a number of prints and lots of cards. Just to say, if you were not able to make it at the weekend, you can still come and look at and buy work right up to Christmas. Just call Michelle on 07946 854207 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check opening times.

Christmas Cards
Making Christmas Cards at the studio at the weekend
Private View
Private View


There was a good turn out over the MULTIPLIED weekend with lots of interest in the work from SLAUGHTERHAUS. Sophie Le Bourva's black and white etchings sold particularly well, and we have been hosting visitors to the studio over the last couple of weeks, keen to follow up on what they saw at the fair. Please contact us if you would like to come to the studio to see work by any of the artists we showed at MULTIPLIED- we keep a selection of work by all of our artists at the studio.





Alex Hanging the Show

The Multiplied Art Fair is now up and running at Christie's, South Kensington. It's been a hectic week for all four exhibitors - and for Alex who's expertise in hanging shows has been indispensable. It looks great. Come along and take a look for yourselves if you can. Full details are here: MULTIPLIED






PV Friday 2 October Exhibition Open: Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 October 2015

Exhibition Open: Extended until 22nd November 2015

We had a great turnout on Friday evening for the opening of our annual show - this year celebrating our fifth year, and still going strong. .

More great work rolling off the press yesterday, at our first Sunday Taster
class after the summer break. What a great way to spend a Sunday.

Slaughterhaus has been featured on Christie's web site 'Hot Off The Press'.

Slaughterhaus artists Michelle Avison, Sophie Le Bourva, Sarah Gillett and Claire Willberg will be showing work at the Multiplied Fair, run by Christie's in October.

Preview the work and get more details...


Live in North London?

On Saturday 4th July 1.30 – 3.30, I'll be at King Henry's Walk Garden, N1 


There is no better way to enjoy and observe nature than by drawing it. Using plants from the garden, learn how to make monoprints that explore where drawing and printmaking come together.  We will get out into the garden and use the plants to draw and print from, exploring mark-making, line and shape. All materials provided, bring an apron or old t-shirt.






Friday 3 July, 7-9pm


Studio member Sophie Le Bourva will talk about the importance of materials and techniques in her work and how her scientific education relates and influences her printingmaking passion. Join us for the last talk before the summer break, to gain more insight into what makes an artist print!


Free event.


Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place


A very exciting day in the studio yesterday, exploring drypoint on acrylic, using sandpaper to create marks as well as traditional drypoint techniques. Then lots of experiments with colour and a la poupee method, where you can ink the same plate in multiple colours. That's it for our courses for the Summer now- next ones coming up from September. Please see our Courses page for more details. Course details are here

See more pictures

Slaughterhaus is now in partnership with, Tate and Block336 and producing a course for people who access learning disability and mental health services across Certitude. It is for people who have an active interest in, or regularly practice visual arts.

Read more here

Follow my blog from Scotland again here. Arrive on Sunday- 23rd July...